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is no virtues it is not po mble that the inhumanity of his character, tlıreate fhould refuse this fight marks of con eged Daminville with the anger of his cern for one, who endures fo much on Eather and the Deity, treated his paso my account. Belides, let me have the lion as a strong propensity to immorafirmness to press him to forget me; is lity, and loaded him with harsh exit not my duty immediately to facri- pressions. This pretended devotee, fice myfelf without the leait hesitation for it is not the character of true piety, Let me copy the example which Da. was not content to Thew an inflexible minville has set me, and let him fee heart to the youth; he irritated the that I can love as much as he does.”' fury of the old man, repeated to him ... This victim to love at last resolved | incessantly, that he should exhauit eve. to anfiter the son of Monforin, 'by a ry kind of punishment upon an undu. plain billet, couched in these terms. tiful son ; painted him as a libertine,
without religion, disobedient to the Letter of Felicia, in' repb.
authority of a parent, ibe laws, and . « L'TREMBLE while I write to heaven itself. He supported his. peryou ; thc ítep I have taken violates all nicious counsel by examples quoted the laws I prescribed myself. Alas! from the most respectable authors, but I am büt too well convinced ! but misunderstood : in a word, he did not yoi'r condition makes me deaf to eve fail to persuade him, that Daminville ry thing but compaflion, and I set no was a man of no conduct or economy, Wounds to it. May my grief, my and a prodigal-a word shocking to the tears, never reach your ears! You shall ears of a miler. It was sufficient to not know how much I am intereited banish from Monsorin's bolom the leaft for you."
return of those sentiments, which seem Felicia stopped at this line, rose up, to be interwoven in our nature. and fat down again“I have not ex How great was the contrast between pressed the anguish I endure strongly him and Beranger! He certainly en
enough ;' my pity is certainly his due, deavoured to recall Daminville to his "and these are not the tokens of love." | duty; but it was by blending strokes She-resumed her pen, and continued of the moit affectionate senlibility with thitis.'
his exhortations, by joining with him .... No, you all never know how in deploring the violence of an attachdeeply your misfortunes wound me ment which he could not surmonnt.
Your father muft certainly be very in. He incessantly placed before him Monhuman ; but there is a method of ap- forin's resolution of suffering him to
pealing him, and putting an end to die in his horrible fituation, rather your misfortunes, which are likewise than grant him his consent; the obemine, and of which I am the innocent dience we owe to our parents, who * eause-Daminville, renonnce your are, with respect to us, the image of marriage forget ine-I am going to the Deity; the absolute neceffity of the convent."
triumphing over a passion, which could At this passage the pen fell out of not but prove an endless source of her hands. Felicia abandoned herself forrow and misfortunes to the two lo.
to grief: The had not strength to guard vers. "herself against the leñar.Je of Damin “ Ah! my worthy friend," cried Tville or even her own. She sealed this Daminville, “ give me leave to make billet, concealed it from every eye, and use of that appellation, for excepting intended to deliver it the tirst oppor- Felicia I love no one more than yon: tunity. :
I feel the truth of your wise counsels: Darnicourt and Beranger did not o- if any could vanquish this fatal paffion, mit visiting the unhappy prisoner.- it would be the amiable Beranger :They were sent by Monforin in hopes but it would be of no use to abuse, to of subduing the obftinacy of his son. deceive you. You are witness of it. The former continued to display alt. Nothing more remains than to load me
193 with chains, to reduce me to the igno- M. Daminville, and on my account ! minious lot of those malefactors, who Heavens ! what is my lot !". She then are deftined to bear the punishment repeated, with the most lively sensadue to their crimes. I offer them my tions, all the process of this event. feet and my hands : in a word, let Villemont interrogated her; he wantthem put me to death : my hearted to know by what means the had arknows not how to change : Felicia rived at her intelligence. His niece will reign there even to my last breath. blushed, was confuled, and throwing If she could be reproached for a dif- herself at the feet of her uncle, conhonourable descent, the least irregula- fessed that she had received a letter, rity, I would certainly yield to your took it out of her pocket, and showed importunities ; but it is virtue itself it to liim. with whom I seek an alliance. She Her uncle had no sooner cast his unites the advantages of birth to all eyes over it, but he interrupted the pethose which nature has lavished upo!!
" Have you answered it? You her. What does the want? A fortune- are confused-You turn pale>I can. A fortune, Sir !-and is not my fa- not doubt it-You have certainly ther rich enough to make both of us written.” happy? I cannot be so I cannot live The unhappy girl had strength e. without Felicia! Heaven, religion, my nough to excuse herself by a falsity. father, the friendship which you have She embraced her uncle's knees, and inspired me with, nothing is capable, amidst her fabbs" I will not have I will not say of destroying, but even recourse to deceit ; it is true that I of weakening any of my sentiments for have scrawled a few lines--but, dear the adorable niece of M. de Villemont. uncle, I made no mention of that paso I repea: it; they may make me en fion to which I shall die a victim; bedure every kind of torture, the most lieve me I shewed nothing but pity.” horrible death; I am determined ei “ Pity !” replied Villemont, with ther to die or to espouse Felicia.” tears in his
" Ah! all is lost! It should be observed, that Beranger Felicia, I gave you the advice of a did not confine himself to a sterile pity. friend, but you have made no use of Though his fortune was very scanty, it. To answer a letters and that comtouched with the cxtremity to which passion guided your hand !-You have the youth was reduced, whose father's entered the carcer of chagrins, faults, obduracy scarcely granted him the mort and crror. You can bave no hopes of common neceffaries, he had, by means returning : I can see nothing but a laof money, obtained from the kecper byrinth of woes, in which you will a comfortable fubfistence for this un lose yourself, or you will die in dishohappy priloner : it is faid, likewise, nour! Yes, dishonour and reproach that Beranger had heightened his li- make !!p the train of these indiscreet berality, by leaving Daminville grounds measures. I must conceal this event to think, that this alteration of his from my wife -- 1hc cannot support it.” manner of living was the effect of pa Felicia killed the hands of Villeternal tenderness. The prisoner was mont, and bailed this with her tears. not long mistaken : what thanks did ** Never, never mall I disgrace the he give to his benefactor!" !" said virtuous education which both of you
generous friend ! can I hold out have given me! But, my dear uncle, longer against reason, against the pow. the poor youth cait into a dungeon !" Er which you have over me! --Judge !""Surtly he deserves pity ; be deweat predominancy this attachment serves that p:oof of your fenfibility: has over my heari, fines I am not able you might have left that to me"; but to facrifice it to you!"
it was not proper for you to write to Felicia had run all in tears to M. him : I would have informed him of de Villemont--"My uncle, he is in the course we would have taken. You prifoon !"--" Who?" asked be.-“ol fee into what errors our pallions drive Vol. X.
us ; to rebel against thole co whom we In the mean while the unhappy youth are, in one respect, indebted for our lavished a thousand kisses on the answer lives ; to disobey them, and plunge | which Felicia had found means to conourselves into an alıyss of misfortunes. vey to him—“ No,” said he, “charmFelicia, my frankness demands an e. ing Felicia, you have not rendered me qual fare of your's in return : speak unhappy. I do not find the word love out-are you' in love with Damin- in your letter, but your pity is suffiville?"
cient to light up an endlefs flame. So “ Live hiin! --Dear uncle, as you many charms, so many virtues in a will know the truth, he has inspired cloitier ! - Perith the thought !- The me with a tenderness beyond all ex bands which shall chain you, shall be pression; no love can be compared with the dear, the sacred ties, which thall mine ; and till this moment I have attach me to you for life. You shall concealed it within my own bolom.” be my wife, my love! What is the loss
“ Do you think that you could of liberty to me? - What would tormake a noble facrilice for the sake of ments be to me, if I could retain the Daminville?”
hope of making you mine?" “ Aye, any ; nay the greatest pos. Monsorin, with all the insolence of fible, dcar Sir. I would give a hun-riche3, sent a very tedious letter to M. dred lives for him if I had them." de Villemont, wherein he gave him to “ Would you give life ?”
know, “ that his niece mult give up all " Never question it."
hopes ; that fortune had placed an in“Well, then, it is in your power to furmountable distance between the two break the chains of the unhappy youth, parties; that, in a word, he was de. to restore him to his father, to focie-termined that his son should rot in ty, to the happiness that awaits him.” prison, if he did not cure himself of
" I can ! - Daminville is free, is his filly attachment; and concluded happy.”
with advising him to shut up Felicia in * Liften, I beseech you, to a rela | a couvent.” tion that watches over your honour, The answer of her uncle was that of and a friend who bears you in his bo a man of honour, who could reproach som. Yes, you can change the dread himself with nothing but having too ful fituation of this youth. You must íçanty a fortune. ' “ He would not requit this place, shut yourself up in a ceive laws from any one with respect convent, which mall be known to none 'to Felicia ; that Me should follow her but ourselves, anèl bind yourself to it own choice, and that was a thing that by those indiffoluble ties, which will concerned none but her relations: he give Daininville no Madow of hope, added, he ronounced, in her name, ewhich will oblige him to recognize the very idea of an alliance with the famiduty of a parent, to forget you. There ly of Daminville, and engaged his hois no other icfource. Why is your coun nour to M. Munsorin in that particu. tenance so clouded ?-A fainting fit!”lar. He concluded his letter with spi
Villemont had not time to proceed. rited and sensible reflections on the Felicia fell withors sense into liis arms. conlideration which is arrogated by He gave her the ut:ial succours, and riches. He displayed the rights of bathed her with his tears. The wretch nobility when united to virtue ; and, eu creature recovered, and catt a lan- in a word, made some firewd observaguid look towards heaven. She held tions, which applied to those inVillemont's hands between her's, with-solent rich men, who, like Monsurin, out uttering a word. At length the are intoxicated, even to effrontery, by cried_“ Dear uncle, I had foreseen their wealth, almoll always the fruit this measure before~ I announced it of ineanness, and sometimes of crimes." to Daminville I am determined - He Villemoat fewed Felicia Monfo. shall Tue door of his prison is o rin's letter, and his answer.-" There pened"
is no retrcating: you see that I a
Account of Who's the Dupe.
195 bound in honour for you. I have leaves him to his meditations, which given my word that you shall not ac are interrupted by the intrusion of cept of Daminville's hand. Felicia, Charlotte, who in a vein of humour you will look on this promise as irre- and irony, the true meaning of which vocable.”
Gradus does not see, persuades the pe(To be continued.)
dant that the only chance of his succeeding with Miss Dayley, is to forego his formality, forget his college
cant, and dress and talk like a man of dicoont of a new Farce called Who's
the world. In consequence of this adTHE DUFE, performed at Drury vice, Gradus puts on a bag and sword, Lane Th ate on Saturday April 10.
and appears in the tinsel habit of a ma
carcni. He afftets also the air and DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.
manner of a person of the revi, but, as Doyley, Mr. Parsons.
may be expected, wears them with a Sandford,
Mr. Aickin. degree of ridiculous extravagance. Grainger,
Mr. Palmer. While he is renewing his addresses to
Mr. King. Miss Doyley, the old put enters, and Elizabeth, Mrs. Brereton.
is exceedingly shocked at the dress of Charlotte, Mrs. Wrighten. Gradus, lxit imuch more fo at hearing
him disclaiin his love of knowledge, "HIS farce is the production of and avow that learning only serves to
Mrs. Cowley, author of the make men ridiculous. A langhable Runawar, a comedy performed with rmbarra, takes place on Gradus's seeing great fuccess at Drury-Lane theatre Doyley, the pedant being at a loss - three years ago, and the last piece how to hit two such oppolite tastes as produced while the late Mr. Garrick those of the father and daughter ; at was the manager of that theatre. The length he is permitted to follow Miss tendency of the fable now under con- Doyley, and make his last effort at fideration, is to shew the folly of igno-gaining her affections. Captain Sandrant nen affecting to admire learning, ford, the fincere friend of Grainger, and attempting to judge, where the de. for the sake of whose interest he has cilion mut necessarily reft upon real made himself familiar in Doyley's fascholar mip. Mrs. Cowley has obviously mily, takes advantage of the father's advantaged herself of a tale of Marmon- altered opinion of Gradus, and recomtel, called Tbe pretended Piilofopber, in minds Grainger to Doyley's notice, which Aristus is rendered the object describing him as a prodigious adept of ridicule, and by being persuaded to in science, a wonderful astrologer, and throw off his forinal habit, and to dress so perfect a matter of knowledge, that himself in a rule-coloured suit, and in he is about to publish a book to prove all the foppery of a modern beau, is that Sir Isaac Newton was wrong in exposed to the laughter of a circle of several of his calculations. Doyley ladies.
snaps at the bait, and desires to fce In W!o's the Dipe? Mr. Doyley, an this phænomenon. Grainger is introignorant man, formerly a Nop-seller, duced in the disguise of an academic, but who has gained a plumb by his and plays his masquerade character só dealings, laments the want of learning well, that tlie old man declares he will himself, and determining to have a pro- give hiin his daughter, whom he runs found scholar for his son-in-law, intro- off to fetch. He presently returns duces Mr. Gradus, an university pe with Gradus, determines to pit one dant, to his daughter. The girl, als scholar again't the other, and that he ready in love with Captain Grainger, who has moft learning, ball have his is exceedingly disgusted at the stiff and girl, and her fortune of 50,000.formal appearance of Gradus. After Grainger, being a mere English schodiverting herself at his expence, the lar, is a little embarraffed at this cir
cumstance ; but recollecting Doyley's While I was so employed, Miss profound ignorance, trusts to his im- Charlotte came up to me, and told me pudence for success, and agrees to the The was sorry I was going, as they contelt. Gradus speaks a Greek epi. might have a much worse governofs gram with great purity of accent, than I had been ; adding, that her which Doyley declares to be absolute mama had been telling her pa that I nonsense, and is in raptures with had taught them nothing but what Grainger, who, in a stile of fuftian they knew before ; and that her .pa and bombast, roars out a rhapsody of had said he thought they knew enough hard and unconnected words in Eng- and too much-and so," continued Jish. Gradus in vain asserts that Miss Charlotte, “they went to quarGrainger's speech had no meaning, relling.” and was neither Greek, Hebrew, nor I thanked the good little girl for Latin. Doyley, who by agreement her intelligence ; and as one of the was to be sole arbiter, swears that maids now entered the roum, I defired there was not a word of English in her to let Mrs. Grantham know that I what Grainger uttered, and deciding was ready. Upon this the ordered me in his favour, gives him his daughter into the parlour, and bade her husband Gradus then offers his hand to Char-pay me what was my due. This comlotte, who accepts it on condition of mand he at first opposed, saying that his foregoing his pedantry and forma. he hoped I was not in earnest; that lity, and the piece concludes.
I did not intend to leave them. “ Come, come, fubly," continued he to his lady, (a word he always used
when he wanted to persuade her to THE GO V E R N E S S.
any thing she did not like) (Continued from Page 142.) come, let'us make it up. Miss Hay
ward is a very industrious, civil young SHAW! nonsense!” replied woman ; and if she leaves us, I don't
he; “ I wish you would come know where you will mend yourself." down to dinner.”
very civil to 10u, Mr. “ Not till I have discharged your Grantham,” replied me, “ but that trollop.--Here, Miss,” added me, will not do for me : I am, thercfore,
pray take yourself and your trum- determined to part with her.” pery out of my house: I will not har He was going to make a second ef. bour such creatures, I assure you. I fort in my favour, but I'interrupted faw what he was driving at, when he him, by saying I was equally desirous defended you for not giving the chil. with Mrs. Grantham of quitting her dren those instructions you were hired house, and ouly came to let her know to teach them, and what I was com that I was going directly. plaining of when you came in : fo as This proceeding had an effect dif. you are of no use either to them or me, ferent from that which I expected : you may remove yourself as soon as for upon finding' me determined to you please. But pray let me tell you leave her, she turned about immedia first that I do not turn you off because ately, and actually prefee me to fay i I think Mr. Grantham likes you, for but after the intinuation Me had thrown I know that is entirely impofáble. ---out with regard to Mr. Grantham, I He has a better taste," continued the, did not chuse to remain in the family, bridling at the looking-glass.
fearing I might be exposed to some :(. Glad that she did not proceed to perfions equally falfe and injurious. I accuse me any more upon that ground, therefore perlisted in my design, and I went up, while she was at dinner, to the good natured master of the house, pack up my cloaths, &c. &c. imagin; though miscalled so, as he had not the ing that I should be fent away when smallest degree of power over a single he had dined.
| individual in it, actually sed tear.